Editorials

Change in election law will hurt Hamtramck voters

It’s not often we talk about issues outside of Hamtramck. But recently Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, signed into law two very bad pieces of election law that…

With a new year, it’s time for a new beginning in city hall

It’s a new year and already we are off to a rocky start, politically speaking. City Councilmember Anam Miah distributed an open letter to the community making scathing…

News

Judge admonishes ex-school boardmember for perjury in lawsuit

Judge admonishes ex-school boardmember for perjury in lawsuit

By Charles Sercombe A Hamtramck School Boardmember who was booted out of his seat lost…

Witness says she was asked to change her testimony in lawsuit

Witness says she was asked to change her testimony in lawsuit

  By Charles Sercombe Just a few weeks before former School Boardmember Mohammad Huda’s appeal…

Talk of the town: Crime

By Charles Sercombe In less than a week, a woman in her 20s who had…

Massive sewer repair project is nearing completion on southend

Massive sewer repair project is nearing completion on southend

  By Charles Sercombe In the next couple of months Hamtramck’s sewer system will be…

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Business

Market’s closing signals more change to come in city’s retail offerings

Market’s closing signals more change to come in city’s retail offerings

  By Charles Sercombe A Hamtramck shopping landmark is now history. The Polish Market on Jos. Campau and Belmont abruptly announced it was closing this past weekend on…

Medical complex is part of Conant reinvention and rebirth

Medical complex is part of Conant reinvention and rebirth

  By Charles Sercombe A few years ago a former Polish bakery sat empty and falling apart on Conant near Evaline. But much like the rest of Conant…

DDA is offering grants for businesses to purchase new signs

DDA is offering grants for businesses to purchase new signs

  Jos. Campau business owners who are thinking about getting a new sign this year have a helping hand waiting. The city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is once…

News

Under cover of darkness, blight festers in the city

Under cover of darkness, blight festers in the city

  By Charles Sercombe It’s a mystery. For some reason, one location in the center of the city has been a magnet over the years as a…

Features

Walking tall: Putting Robert Kozaren in perspective. A two-part series

Walking tall: Putting Robert Kozaren in perspective. A two-part series

  By Greg Kowalski It was a cold December morning, but the sun was blazing, taking an edge off the biting cold. A small group of men…

Editorials

A fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to Hamtramck

History will likely be kind to former Mayor Robert Kozaren. He was the city’s longest serving mayor, having been in office for 18 years, and he is…

Sports

For the first time in years, HHS baseball team come home champs

For the first time in years, HHS baseball team come home champs

By Alan Madeleine Last week, Hamtramck High’s boys’ varsity baseball team won their first district championship since … well, since anybody can seem to remember. And the…